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Oil Spill Response

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International experts in the field of oil spill response, including reprsentatives from 26 NATO countries, participated in a workshop in Canada to discuss their experience in the development and application of current and emerging technologies for oil spill response in the marine environment. These presentations which form the basis of chapters in this book provide a practical viewpoint of methods used to deal with oil spills under the variety of environmental conditions found in the marine environment. In particular, focus is given to the evaluation of oil spill countermeasures for use under arctic conditions in light of anticipated regional increases in marine traffic (e.g. Northwest Passage) and industrial activities (e.g. offshore oil and gas exploration) in the future.

This book provides a timely international perspective on applied research and development, technology transfer, and "lessons learned" from field trials and actual case studies associated with recent spill events. Topics include Preparedness/Contingency Planning, (Eco-terrorism); Oil Spill Fate and Transport (Environmental Persistence, Remote Sensing, modelling, Biodegradation), Biological Effects (Environmental Effects Monitoring and Environmental Risk Assessment); and Operational Response (Containment/Recovery Treating Agents, Shoreline Cleanup, In-situ Burning, Emerging Response Strategies). This book provides a synopsis as to the methods currently employed to deals with spills and an insight on future technologies under development.


Valuing Oil Spill Prevention

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This volume describes what is arguably the first and only valuation study to meet in full the reference study standards set by NOAA's Blue Ribbon Panel on Contingent Valuation. This book documents a contingent valuation study for a generic environmental good: preventing the likely injuries from oil spills on the coast of Central California. It provides a wealth of materials which will reduce the long lead time which characterizes most economic damage assessments. This is achieved by so richly documenting the design, administration, and analysis of such studies as to be effectively a 'how-to' guide for undertaking state-of-the-art contingent valuation studies. The book is supported by a CD-ROM containing a wealth of additional material, including data, questionnaires, and transcripts. Together they constitute a unique and vital contribution to the literature concerning the valuation of non-market preferences.


Oil Spill Response

RRP $354.99

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International experts in the field of oil spill response, including reprsentatives from 26 NATO countries, participated in a workshop in Canada to discuss their experience in the development and application of current and emerging technologies for oil spill response in the marine environment. These presentations which form the basis of chapters in this book provide a practical viewpoint of methods used to deal with oil spills under the variety of environmental conditions found in the marine environment. In particular, focus is given to the evaluation of oil spill countermeasures for use under arctic conditions in light of anticipated regional increases in marine traffic (e.g. Northwest Passage) and industrial activities (e.g. offshore oil and gas exploration) in the future.

This book provides a timely international perspective on applied research and development, technology transfer, and "lessons learned" from field trials and actual case studies associated with recent spill events. Topics include Preparedness/Contingency Planning, (Eco-terrorism); Oil Spill Fate and Transport (Environmental Persistence, Remote Sensing, modelling, Biodegradation), Biological Effects (Environmental Effects Monitoring and Environmental Risk Assessment); and Operational Response (Containment/Recovery Treating Agents, Shoreline Cleanup, In-situ Burning, Emerging Response Strategies). This book provides a synopsis as to the methods currently employed to deals with spills and an insight on future technologies under development.


Valuing Oil Spill Prevention

RRP $821.99

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This volume describes what is arguably the first and only valuation study to meet in full the reference study standards set by NOAA's Blue Ribbon Panel on Contingent Valuation. This book documents a contingent valuation study for a generic environmental good: preventing the likely injuries from oil spills on the coast of Central California. It provides a wealth of materials which will reduce the long lead time which characterizes most economic damage assessments. This is achieved by so richly documenting the design, administration, and analysis of such studies as to be effectively a 'how-to' guide for undertaking state-of-the-art contingent valuation studies. The book is supported by a CD-ROM containing a wealth of additional material, including data, questionnaires, and transcripts. Together they constitute a unique and vital contribution to the literature concerning the valuation of non-market preferences.


Asian Carp Invasion & Japan's Nuclear Spill

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On March 11,????? An earthquake off the coast of Japan registering 8.9 on the Richter scale hit Japan causing a devastating tsunami with waves up to 20 feet high. The dreadful tsunami damaged a nuclear power plant in Japan. Misguidedly, the company that operated the damaged Dukushmia Bai-ichi nuclear plant decided to release more than 3 million gallons of poisoned contaminated radioactive water (which was used to cool the fuel rods) into the ocean. The toxic contaminated radioactive water released was about 100 times more radioactive than legal limits. The radioactive water subsequently contaminated ten of the world's seas and oceans. It poisoned the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, etc. As a result, the plague killed all zooplankton, phytoplankton, cephalopods, invertebrate, and crustaceans, etc. With their food source gone, bloated decaying carcasses of marine lives washed ashore by the millions.To make matters even worse, vegetation across the globe was destroyed when toxic radioactive contaminated water was evaporated up into the clouds; then rained down onto the earth and destroyed all the newly planted seedlings. The devastation started around the perimeter and worked its way inward of every country, Island, and continent causing them to become barren and desolate. With crops destroyed, farmers couldn't feed their livestock. Without live stock, people had no food and no medicine. Even prisoners were released around the world because there was no food to feed them. At the onset, two billion, 325 million people, perished. Initially, the plague claimed the people most dependent upon prescription drugs because pharmaceutical companies shut down. The first group was the diabetics; people that were dependent on insulin. Next, were people on oxygen, as well as, people with weak immune systems, etc. And for the first time in history, the USA was faced with mass starvation and famine. With their food source gone, economies across the world collapsed--destabilizing their countries. The only food source that survived in the entire world was in the Canadian/Michigan's untouched pristine Great Lakes-the Asian Carp. A single female Bighead Carp can have 11,000 to 1.8 million eggs, and a single female Silver Carp can have 57,000 to 4.3 million eggs; people will kill for it and its eggs. So, after picking towns and cities clean by a generation of scavengers, mass migrations of starving people from all across the United States race towards Michigan. Coups form, thus, triggering a new civil war with a power hungry Governor gone rogue.You see, forty years earlier, in the 1970's, desperate catfish farmers imported two new ferocious species of fish-- Asian Carp. But, during record flooding in the 1990's the catfish farm ponds overflowed their banks allowing these predator fish to escape into the Mississippi River basin. And so, these invasive, ravenous, once unwanted creatures have steadily made their way northward up the mighty Mississippi River towards the Great Lakes Basin. At first, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, because of their voracious appetites, and rapid rate of reproduction, these ravenous fish would prove very detrimental to the Great Lakes ecosystem. So, in order to keep the ravenous fish from entering the Great Lakes, in 2002, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed an electric fish barrier in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal; the only aquatic link between the Great Lakes of Michigan and the Mississippi River drainage basins. But, with food sources drying up across the country, and with the Asian-carp gradually becoming the only food source left in the entire world, the barrier was quickly dismantled and these cursive unwanted fish were set free to reproduce. These fish and their eggs would eventually become "Manner from Heaven!" and worth billions to audacious, courageous anglers. The hunt is on in some of the most dangerous gang infested towns in Michigan.



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